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12 DIY Halloween Decorations for Kids

12 DIY Halloween Decorations for Kids to Make. Spooky tutorials for all ages. Have some Halloween fun with these easy DIY decor ideas. Let the kiddos decorate the house with their own festive DIY Halloween decor!

I remember one Halloween when I was about 8 or 9, I emptied an entire box of kleenex to make as many tiny tissue ghosts as I could. I think I even hung them out in our big apple tree. Unfortunately they didn’t make much of an impact once it was dark out. But we didn’t have Pinterest back then to give us loads of clever ideas! My 9 year old self thanks me for this fun round up of easy DIY Halloween decorations for kids to make. She also wishes Pinterest had been invented sooner. 😀

12 DIY Halloween Decorations for Kids to Make. Spooky tutorials for all ages. Have some Halloween fun with these easy DIY decor ideas. Let the kiddos decorate the house with their own festive DIY Halloween decor!

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I think Halloween is one holiday that begs to be homemade. I’m alllll about the homemade costumes and I appreciate any excuse to make spooky treats!

There’s something so extra festive about getting the kids involved in preparing for Halloween. From pumpkin carving to costume selecting, they might as well help with the decor too!

Here are 12 awesome DIY Halloween decorations for kids to make to decorate the yard and house!

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Scrap Busting Project – DIY Hexie Hand Towels

DIY Scrap Busting Project - Hexie Hand Towel Upcycle. Learn how to embellish blah hand towels with super cute english paper pieced fabric hexies! Simple scrap busting sewing project. Zero waste hand towel upcycle. Breathe new life into ugly stuff using cute fabrics!

This hand towel upcycle project ties together a few different themes I have going on this blog. My love for all things DIY and sewing, my attempts at developing a zero-waste lifestyle and frugality at it’s finest! Plus all the preparation for the move to the new house. This is a great fabric scrap busting project, and a fun way to give english paper piecing hexies a try!

DIY Scrap Busting Project - Hexie Hand Towel Upcycle. Learn how to embellish blah hand towels with super cute english paper pieced fabric hexies! Simple scrap busting sewing project. Zero waste hand towel upcycle. Breathe new life into ugly stuff using cute fabrics!

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The new house will have 1 full bath and 2 half baths. I know, I feel like an entitled queen in her palace of multiple bathrooms! But I’m tired of making do with one tiny single bathroom and it’s time we had a selection of bathrooms that works for our family and guests!

But multiple bathrooms means multitudes of towels. And since we are spending every penny on building the house, we need to be careful about all our other spending. Including the non-existent towel budget. It’s a “make it do, or do without” scenario. (I can’t wait to show you my next frugal project for the house, it’s a good one!)

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20 Super Cute Repurposed T-Shirt DIYs

20 super cute repurposed t-shirt diys! Upcycle your old tees into home decor, adorable accessories and practical baby items. Repurposed t-shirt diys are a great way to practice zero waste and make use of clothes that still have a little life left in them!

Recently I’ve been doing some research on textile recycling. I’m continually trying to make zero-waste decisions in my life and figuring out what to do with old clothes and linens is one of them. The statistics about how many textiles end up in landfills are fairly appalling. 🙁 Most of us have a few sad or too-small t-shirts stuffed into the backs of our dressers. So rather than send them to the landfill or have to part with sentimental items, I’ve rounded up 20 repurposed t-shirt DIYs. So we can craft our way to a happier planet!

20 super cute repurposed t-shirt diys! Upcycle your old tees into home decor, adorable accessories and practical baby items. Repurposed t-shirt diys are a great way to practice zero waste and make use of clothes that still have a little life left in them!

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Some of these projects would be great ways to save t-shirts that have meaning to you but that you don’t wear anymore. Like concert tees, or the t-shirts from your camp counsellor days.

I love these repurposed t-shirt DIYs because A. they keep some textiles out of the landfill and B. they are super frugal.

It’s too easy to run out to the mall or go online and give in to consumerism culture. Gone are the days of making the most of what we already have.

I’m on a bit of a personal journey towards minimalism and simplifying and I’m at the stage where I’m physically stopping myself from engaging in retail therapy to sooth my complex emotions. I really don’t have the money or the space for that nonsense anymore. Maybe you don’t either. So let’s do this together. Finding ways to re-love the belongings we already have and saving money to pursue the dreams that really matter. One t-shirt at a time!

Ok, enough about me. Here’s the roundup!

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Reversible DIY Cowl with Crochet Edge – T-Shirt Upcycle

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

In my journey to continue reducing the amount of waste my family produces, I’ve been trying to make as many zero-waste decisions as possible. While cleaning out my closet, I found two t-shirts that were too sad and tired to be given away. Since we already have an abundance of rags, I saved these t-shirts until I came up with a good way to upcycle them. And I finally did a couple of weeks ago! I turned 2 old t-shirts into a pretty, cozy and reversible DIY cowl!

Reversible DIY cowl tutorial. Upcycle a couple of t-shirts into a cozy cowl with a pretty crochet edge. A simple zero-waste project to breathe new life into sad items!

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This t-shirt upcycle is a great way to breathe new life into tired clothing. This would be an awesome way to re-use a graphic tee, or something that’s too sentimental to part with! In my case, it was simply a matter of trying to avoid sending them to the landfill.

You should also check out this post of 20 more ideas for repurposing old t-shirts.

As I wrote this post I realized there were easier ways I could have make the cowl, but oh well. Embrace the imperfections, right?! 😀

How to make a DIY Cowl

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DIY Felt Flower Hair Clips – With Free Pattern

DIY Felt flower hair clip tutorial with free pattern download. Learn how to make this pretty rolled felt flowers with this simple tutorial. Download the free pattern to make these adorable felt flower hair clips. Easy felt flower tutorial. DIY felt flowers are such a pretty accessory!

Felt flowers are kind of my thing. I love any excuse to craft some pretty florals, but I’m starting to run out of places in my house to put them! Unfortunately my boys aren’t too keen to wear felt flowers in their hair, so instead I thought I would start sharing some DIY felt flower tutorials here instead!

DIY Felt flower hair clip tutorial with free pattern download. Learn how to make this pretty rolled felt flowers with this simple tutorial. Download the free pattern to make these adorable felt flower hair clips. Easy felt flower tutorial. DIY felt flowers are such a pretty accessory!

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This is my first DIY felt flower tutorial on The Yellow Birdhouse. Hopefully the first of many actually!

I love designing new patterns, and sharing them is fun!

This cute flower is really easy to assemble, the hardest part is cutting it out. But I’ve got lots of tips for you. 🙂

This is a great beginner-level DIY felt flower tutorial.

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